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Charity Air Ambulance Appealing For Funds

The service is currently providing cover for emergency calls in the Midlands.

The country's new charity air ambulance is appealing for funds to maintain its services.

The Irish Community Rapid Response based in Co Cork has been in operation since July of last year. 

However, it says if it does not raise 400,000 euro it will be out of action in two weeks time. 

ICRR Air Ambulance has set up a Go Fund Me Page as it says it does not receive any assistance or support from the government. 

The service is currently covering for the Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service, which is currently being stood down for four days per month until February due to a shortage of pilots.

However Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughten says there will be no affect to the air ambulance cover in the Midlands:

 

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